Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
It is the most common and most serious form of muscular dystrophy. The condition is named after the French
It occurs due to a defect in the gene that is responsible for production of dystrophin, a protein that helps in maintaining the strength and integrity of muscles. It is disease linked to the X chromosome, in which defective genes are passed from mothers who carry the defective gene. Therefore, father to son-transmission of the disease is not seen. Although mothers who transmit the gene are mostly unaffected, their father, brothers or uncles may be affected.
- Basic Human Genetics - Elaine Johansen Mange & Arthur P. Mange
- Medical Genetics - Lynn B. Jorde, John C. Carey, Raymond L. White
- Muscular Dystrophy - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/musculardystrophy.html)
- Muscular Dystrophy Information Page - (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm)
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